Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Charadriidae > Genus: Vanellus > Species: Vanellus gregarius

Sociable Plover - Vanellus gregarius (Pallas, 1771)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 6 other international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
(Chettusia gregaria)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)
(Chettusia gregaria)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Chettusia gregaria)
Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
(Chettusia gregaria)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) (Chettusia gregaria) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abibe-gregário Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Arohyyppä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Avefría Sociable Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Czajka towarzyska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Keptuška stepní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lilebíbic Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pavoncella gregaria Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sociable Plover English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stäppvipa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steppekievit Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steppenkiebitz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vanneau sociable French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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